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Linda Thorson

Highest Rated:   75% Sweet Liberty (1986)
Lowest Rated:   3% Half Past Dead (2002)
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When leggy, 5'9" brunette actress Linda Thorson replaced Diana Rigg on the long-running British TV adventure series The Avengers, one critic summed up Thorson as "a cute trick, but not in Diana's league." Hold on there! Though Thorson was only 20, she was no mere bubble-headed starlet. The daughter of a Canadian math and physics teacher, she was a trained dancer and an alumnus of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She had previously won speaking and singing honors while in school, and was well on her way to a prestigious stage career when she was selected from a field of 200 actresses to play Tara King, the new partner of crimefighter John Steed(Patrick MacNee) on The Avengers. Some fans of the series have a low regard of Thorson's contributions, citing her misguided efforts to inject more sexual tension between Tara and Steed, and her tendency to react more fearfully to dangerous situations than the unflappable Rigg. In point of fact, Thorson was only following orders; the producers of The Avengers were responsible for the questionable "improvements" in their flagging property. After the series' cancellation in 1969, Thorson launched her stage career in earnest, racking up respectable credits on the British stage and in such films as Valentino (1977) and The Great Tycoon (1979). She won a Theatre World Award for her 1982 Broadway debut in Steaming, and proved a superb farceur in the Alan Ayckbourn stage comedy Noises Off. The mature, poised, wryly self-confident Linda Thorson who co-starred on the 1986 TV comedy series Marblehead Manor was a far cry from the slightly awkward, plucked-eyebrowed nymphet who co-starred in the waning days of The Avengers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Two Wrongs
  • Judy
2015
No Score Yet Best Christmas Party Ever
  • Petra
2014
No Score Yet The Wives He Forgot
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Max Havoc 2: Ring of Fire
  • Actor
2006
60% Straight Into Darkness
  • Maria
2005
3% Half Past Dead
  • Justice Jane McPherson
2002
No Score Yet John Sandford's Mind Prey
  • Chief Roux
1999
29% The Other Sister
  • Drew
1999
75% Sweet Liberty
  • Grace
1986
No Score Yet The Gladiator
  • Woman in Class
1986
No Score Yet Blind Justice
  • Pamela Blake
1986
No Score Yet Walls Of Glass
  • Andrea
1985
No Score Yet Joey
  • Principal O'Neill
1985
60% Curtains
  • Brooke Parsons
1983
No Score Yet The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Greek Tycoon
  • Angela
1978
50% Valentino
  • Billie Streeter
1977
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Positive, Negative Man
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Noon Doomsday
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Game
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - My Wildest Dreams
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Super Secret Cypher Snatch
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - From Venus With Love
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Murder Market
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Stay Tuned
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Forget-Me-Knot
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Look Here These Fellows
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Silent Dust
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Legacy of Death
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Rotters
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Hidden Tiger
  • Actor
1965
No Score Yet Avengers, The - Get Away
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
  • Eleanor
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Gul Ocet
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Martha Taylor
No Score Yet Flashpoint
2008-2013
  • Actor

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